EXETER, NN - SIG SAUER®, a U.S.-based leading manufacturer of law enforcement and military firearms, has been selected by the Cincinnati Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to provide SIG516® CQB rifles.
The selection of the 10" short-barreled rifles provides a ballistic upgrade over the team's previously issued 9mm submachine gun. Chambered in 5.56mm, these semi-automatic rifles deliver more energy and allow officers to deliver precise shots at longer range.
"Cincinnati SWAT officers never know what their next call out may be, from barricaded suspects to hostage standoffs to close-quarter entries," said Tom Jankiewicz, SIG SAUER Director of Law Enforcement, Military and Government Sales. "With the selection of the SIG516 CQB, these officers are prepared for any action at any range."
The SIG516 platform utilizes a short-stroke gas pushrod system that significantly reduces heat and carbon fouling in the chamber. The adjustable gas system can be tuned to work in extremely adverse conditions as well as with sound suppressors.
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